Oregon Transfer-on-Death Deeds – A New Club for your Estate Planning Bag?

I remember when my Dad bought his first 7-Wood.  He was always looking for new and different clubs to add to his golf game.  His golf buddies tried it out and pretty well unanimously decided it was useless.  My Dad, however, consulted with the club pro about incorporating it into his game, and practiced and […]

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Bankruptcy – What is Chapter 7?

  Chapter 7 Bankruptcy – also known as liquidation bankruptcy – is the simplest, most common form of consumer bankruptcy.  In a typical Chapter 7 case, you (the debtor) can keep most, if not all, of your possessions (including a house and car).  Normally you receive a discharge of all qualifying debt within 90-120 days […]

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Don’t Step in That… Common Estate Planning Mistakes, Part 2

We pick up where we left off yesterday, regarding many common estate planning mistakes that can be avoided by consulting a qualified attorney (before it’s too late, of course). 6.  Failing to plan for incapacity. I don’t know how accurate it is but I’ve heard it mentioned that the average American between the ages of […]

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Don’t Step in That… Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Part 1 Okay, so you’ve read about how important a will or other estate plan can be (or maybe you haven’t yet but can remedy that by clicking here).  Now you’re thinking about your estate plan and how to provide for those people, pets, and causes you care about most after you are gone.  Here is […]

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The ABC’s of Automobile Insurance Coverage – Part 1 – PIP

If you have ever taken a close look at your automobile insurance policy or the insurance card you carry around in your glove box, you likely encountered a bunch of acronyms that may mean very little to you.  These acronyms are shorthand that insurance companies and attorneys that routinely deal with insurance-related claims use that […]

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Bankruptcy is not a 4-letter word (really, count it up); how bankruptcy might help you.

Bankruptcy is a legal process that allows a person (debtor) to get rid of much, if not all, of his or her debt.  Depending on the debtor’s income, the debtor will be able to get rid of (discharge) his or her debt in a matter of a few months or in a few years (up […]

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The big ‘D,’ and we don’t mean Dallas. What to expect of the divorce process.

It goes without saying that divorce is rarely a pleasant experience for anyone.  Knowing what to expect of the process, however, can help you avoid at least some of the anger, sadness, and frustration and assist your divorce or family law attorney in making your case. How much time is involved? Typically, in Oregon, anyway, […]

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